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Michael Clarke Duncan Passes

The Green Mile Star is dead at 54

By Robert T. Trate     September 03, 2012
Source: The Wrap

Michael Clarke Duncan, an Oscar nominee for “The Green Mile” died Monday at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 54.
Publicist Joy Fehily released a statement from Clarke’s fiancée, the Rev. Omarosa Manigault, saying that Duncan died Monday morning after nearly two months of hospitalization following a July 13 heart attack.
Duncan, who was nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actor and a Golden Globe for his portrayal of  death-row inmate John Coffey in 1999's "The Green Mile," most recently starred as Leo Knox in the Fox series "The Finder." He also appeared in the film hits "Armageddon," "Planet of the Apes" and "Kung Fu Panda."
The 6-foot-4, 300-pound Duncan, a former bodyguard who turned to acting in his 30s, "suffered a myocardial infarction on July 13 and never fully recovered," the statement said.
Clarke served as a spokesman for a number of causes. Earlier this year, he appeared in a video for PETA, the animal rights organization, in which he spoke of how much better he felt since becoming a vegetarian three years earlier.
Duncan also starred in a public service announcement for the American Stroke Association to raise awareness of strokes.


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Wiseguy 9/3/2012 4:12:29 PM

Michael Clarke Duncan always came across as the nicest guy on the planet. Always smiling and seemingly just loving life. Never short with anyone, just a genuinely nice guy. I don't say this for most but indeed he will be missed

RIP big guy.

jedibanner 9/3/2012 4:25:30 PM

Just read the news...always sad to loose someone who was so nice and simple.

georgekaplan 9/3/2012 4:35:46 PM

  My wife had the pleasure of singing at a wedding that he was attending. After her rendition of Ave Maria he wrapped her up in a bear hug and told her how beautiful it was. He was a very genuine man. Full of life and happy to be doing what he was doing. Great actor and an even better human being. He will be missed. RIP.

hanso 9/3/2012 4:57:46 PM

 That's fucked up man, sh.it came out of nowhere.  Poor dude.  RIP.

irockdiesel 9/3/2012 5:18:21 PM

Wow... totally unexpected... I was REALLY hoping this was not true just like the Bill Cosby and Eddie Murphy death rumors...  RIP

irockdiesel 9/3/2012 5:18:27 PM

Wow... totally unexpected... I was REALLY hoping this was not true just like the Bill Cosby and Eddie Murphy death rumors...  RIP

Muenster 9/3/2012 5:27:45 PM

According to other reports, he recently shed 80 pounds and then had a heart attack in June of this year. Rapid weight loss can be risky when one gets older.

Sad to see him go.


thezillaman 9/3/2012 5:38:27 PM

 may you R.I.P. , mr. MCD, the world has yet again lost another  great one. i was hoping for the best when i first heard the news when he had the heart attack. all i can say is we will never forget you, big Bear....you will be Greatly and Deeply missed...

Chopsaki 9/3/2012 5:55:54 PM


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